Angela Raiola, better known as Big Ang, is the star of the hit reality television series Mob Wives. Raiola's grew up with ties to the mob. Her father was the captain of the Genovese crime family, so Raiola was involved in that mob lifestyle most of her life. She battled issues with drugs and alcohol.
In April 2011, Raiola made her television debut on Mob Wives and has since opened her own business, stared in her own reality show entitled Big Ang and has also wrote a book about her life and the challenges that she's faced. Raiola continues to be an inspiration for others and has established Big Ang's Angels, which dedicated its efforts to helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. Raiola has used her stardom to rise above and help others in the process.
"You can’t control that much in life. Bad things happen. Accidents. Arrests. Problems hit you out of nowhere. But hair? That’s one thing we can (usually) rely on."